4th November 2022
What’s next on the running bucket list? An ultra maybe? Yeow, go you! It’s one helluva journey and 100% worth it.
8th October 2022
We’ve all gotta start somewhere right!? So if you’re completely green to the trails or in the early days of trail running and are wondering what's next, then we are about to walk you through it all in this quick guide.
by Adina, Foundation Clinic
30th March 2022
It is looking increasingly likely that the majority of Kiwis will experience a COVID infection at some stage, and a common question is when we can return to our normal physical activities.
by Rosie Rochester
31st July 2020
A MUST READ for every Wild Thing who heads into the hills in winter. This could have ended very differently for the super-experienced Rosie, but she survived to pass on the great advice contained within this piece...
by Lance Smith
20th June 2018
A thought provoking piece on what it takes to succeed at a high level by IAAF Elite Coach, Lance Smith, who has coached numerous young athletes including Jack Beaumont, one of the hottest young talents on the world mountain running scene.
by Vera Alves
31st January 2018
Hot tips on how to manage your core body temperature while running in the heat...
by Matt Bixley
24th November 2017
Experienced Kepler Challenge runner Matt Bixley has shared his legendary and much-praised 'Kepler Splits' before.
Those who have used them swear by them. Matt is after all a Geek of the highest order (OK, let's be fair, a very brainy statistician - he also helped write the algorithm that calculates the Grunt Factors and Gnarl Factors for runs featured in our Trail Directory)
So here they are again for all who dare to take on the one & only Kepler Challenge...
by Matt Bixley
22nd November 2017
Outspoken and opinionated, Matt Bixley aka â€œThe Mouth of the Southâ€ started his love of trail running with a 8hr+ Kepler in 2004. Since then he has run 220+km in 24hr while representing New Zealand and now has 5hr50, top 10 finish to his name. He knows a thing or two about to run (and NOT run) the Kepler Challenge. In this blog he shares some of his hard-earned experience.